Japan set to become one of world's biggest defence spenders

IndiaTimes Friday, 26 August 2022
Japan has traditionally kept its defence budget to about 1% of gross domestic product, relying on the US "nuclear umbrella" to back up its own capabilities under a pacifist constitution. But it has been gradually increasing its defence outlays for the past decade, after a policy U-turn initiated by the late Prime Minister Shinzo Abe when he came to office in 2012.

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